DIY projects sound like a great idea on paper. You avoid the hassle of coordinating a time with a company to handle work that you can complete on your own. You also hypothetically have the ability to save money by getting everything done yourself. But DIY projects aren’t all that they’re cracked up to be. What happens when everything starts to go awry? Well, it’s up to you to take care of all of the repairs and replacements, and many setbacks can occur during home projects. One such project that could go wrong is a fence installation. Here are the mistakes that people might make when attempting a DIY fence installation.
Not Building the Right Type of Fence
Getting all of the necessary fencing materials is an expensive and tedious endeavor. As such, it’s possible for mistakes to arise if you don’t plan ahead and do your homework.
You have to think about many factors, including your living area. There are certain laws that may be influencing what type of fence you’re allowed to install. Failure to respect these laws could result in a fine, and you’ll likely have to take your fence down.
A professional fencing company will be familiar with all of your local regulations. This is especially true if you pick a local company since they’ll have extensive experience in your area.
Digging in the Wrong Places, Causing Damage to Underground Utilities
Harming underground utilities can be a serious problem for your landscape. It can be a pricey problem to resolve, and it often requires you to bring in the assistance of a licensed professional to remedy everything. Metal fences, in particular, have their own list of dangers because you could have your safety put in jeopardy if you try installing it underneath power lines.
Only with the help of a professional fencing company can you maximize your safety. They will know everything that needs to be done to ensure that everything is done as safely as possible.
Fencing Outside of Your Own Property
This is a problem that affects more than just you, and it can be a serious concern if you don’t have an understanding neighbor. Installing a fence on property that doesn’t belong to you is not allowed, and if you go beyond your boundaries, you’ll end up having to renovate everything so that you stay within your own property line.
A fence should always have enough space outside of your property line so that maintenance can be easier for both you and your neighbor and that you never risk any part of your fence going beyond your property line and causing legal trouble. A professional will have a good idea of where you can install your fence to avoid any potential issues with neighbors.
Contact Albaugh & Sons
Since 2003, Albaugh & Sons, LLC, has been dedicated to meeting the fencing, decking, and home remodeling needs of homeowners throughout the greater Frederick area. All of our team members are experienced, well-trained, and committed to exceeding the expectations of every customer.